TCANZ in November

A busy November wraps up another professional year for TCANZ. In Christchurch, we have Comms, Confluence, Coffee, and Content Management – a presentation by Meredith Evans about her involvement in various interesting projects in the Synlait IT department.  She will discuss implementing a Confluence wiki for internal procedures, assisting with the setup and roll-out of a new service desk system , and acting as the “friendly face” of IT, particularly when inducting new staff.

For Wellington, on November 6th, our branch event is Multilingual Road Map – a guide to managing translations with NZTC. Hagen Issell and Patrick King of NZTC will provide best practice recommendations and outline the various options to source translations, how to manage quality, tips on content creation and the technologies available to help (or hinder) the process. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about translating software, documentation, websites, or government documents.  Furthering this theme, we have a guest post on translation lined up for later this month here in our blog.

There are also some non-TCANZ events of interest to our members:

  • On November 21st and 22nd, NetHui South brings together diverse communicators, teachers, and IT professionals to discuss Internet policy and New Zealand with a South Island focus.
  • The winner of the Plain English New Zealand awards for the Technical Communicator category will be announced on November 27th in Wellington.
  • In addition, in Wellington, the Plain English community has also organised a professional editors drinks evening, November 30th from 7:30 PM at the Southern Cross.
About Emily Cotlier
Emily Cotlier
Emily Cotlier is a senior technical and web communicator. Her more unusual assignments have included writing about the New Zealand launch of Viagra, editing academic papers about meat-cutting robots, and documenting the technology that enabled the mid-2000’s launch of pomegranate-juice products in the United States. She is an expert user of single-sourcing tools, particularly the MadCap Software suite, and of Wordpress. She is also on the board of the Technical Communicators Association of New Zealand.

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